Chef Nahika here, owner of Kreyól Korner Caribbean Cuisine which is the first Haitian food truck in Texas!
From scientist to educator and now a Haitian Culinarian, my journey to falling in love with cooking is apparently hereditary.
My mom was a talented cook who made a variety of cuisines with Haitian influence for our family of 5 and all our friends. Food, music, and making people comfortable at our home was the Eustache family’s philosophy! And to be clear, I did the eating, NOT the cooking!
I graduated with a BS in Biology and worked in the field for 3 years. After, my husband and I packed our things and moved to Austin, where I started a career in education. While we were establishing ourselves here and making friends, I carried on the tradition of the Eustache household and welcomed people to our home and provided food and entertainment.
I received so much encouragement to explore a culinary career from my family and friends. So I began researching and realized the lack of island food presence in Austin.
This is the start of Kreyòl Korner…
Austin is the music capital of the world and offers a variety of great cuisines, but there was only one thing missing: Haitian food! I felt a responsibility as a Haitian woman to create the Caribbean flare and share my Haitian roots here. With only natural disaster and poverty in Haiti being reported in the media, this was a chance to change the narrative around Haitian culture and provide a more positive perspective. So I embarked on launching the first Haitian food truck in Austin.
About 2 years in and the response from Texans has been overwhelmingly positive! This has inspired me to continue growing, so I attended Auguste Escoffier of Culinary Arts in order to advance my culinary skills and restaurant operational knowledge.
I fell in love with the idea of being a restaurant on wheels, with the mobility and flexibility, it allows me to continue spreading the love of Haitian food beyond Austin! I have full intent to make Kreyol Korner the first Haitian food truck franchise in America.
all our lovely customers for your continuous support!